News

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from Balmacewen. 

 

A Time will come.

By Maia Puricelli-Callau

Posted: Monday August 29, 2016

Andrew Nicholson - three times Winter Olympics and Round the World Bike World Record holder.

Today we had a guest speaker to talk to both our Year 7 and Year 8 groups. Andrew is an Olympic Speed Skater and recently biked around the World to raise money for Cancer Research in world record time.

Posted: Thursday August 25, 2016

Alive

By Amber Pringle

Posted: Wednesday August 24, 2016

Read Kate's Highly Commended Short Story from the Extra Newspaper Yr 7 and 8 competition!

Well done Kate - enjoy reading her story.

Posted: Wednesday August 24, 2016

Room 14 Art Gallery Trip

As part of our current theme on the Olympics we had a visit to the Art Gallery. Our focus was on the Ancient Olympics and the stories behind some of the Olympic rituals.

Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2016

Writing Success!

Balmacewen writers have experienced huge success in the Extra Short Story and Poetry competitions.

Posted: Monday August 22, 2016

Stars on Earth

By Shima Jack (Second place in the Extra Short Story Competition)

Posted: Monday August 22, 2016

Dazzle

By Darcy Monteath (Second place in the Extra Poetry Competition)

Posted: Monday August 22, 2016

The man with the violin

By Lily Knox (Winner of the Extra Poetry Competition.)

Posted: Monday August 22, 2016

Life Pieces.

By Kate Waters (Highly Commended in the Extra Short Story competition.)

Posted: Monday August 22, 2016

You Can't Sink a Rainbow.

By Ashleigh Allum (Winner of the Extra Short Story Competition).

Posted: Monday August 22, 2016

REMINDER! Paid Union MeetingTuesday 6 September 1.30pm

Our staff will be attending a Paid Union meeting on Tuesday afternoon. This means that Balmacewen Intermediate will be closed on Tuesday 6 September from 1.15pm while staff attend the meeting. The Otago Road Services bus which takes students home to Mosgiel will also be leaving at the earlier time.

Posted: Friday August 19, 2016

NZ Schools Duathlon Champs

By Matheson

Posted: Friday August 19, 2016

Hockey skills sessions

Otago Hockey is sending teams away to the National Seniors Tournament this year for the first time in 5 years.The players will be taking a skills clinic for all Primary aged players (year 1-8) as a fundraiser to help the players to get to tournament which is in Whangarei in September this year.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

7 Cities in 7 days - NZ women's sevens team to visit Dunedin.

We have some of the Olympic Womens 7s players visiting Dunedin, where they will show off their Silver medals , do Q & A session, Skills session and prizes given away.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Rainbow Run Fun

The Night 'n Day - Rainbow Confectionery Rainbow Run is the most fun way to get active in Dunedin this spring!

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Sarah's cycling success!

Sarah Ford represented Balmacewen at the South Island Schools Cycling Championships on the 9th and 10th of July in Christchurch. There were three events; an individual time trial, a team time trial and a road race. Sarah won the U13 Girls Time Trial by 8 seconds. In the U13 Girls road race, after chasing down the leader, Sarah won by half a wheel. In the Under 14 Girls Team Time Trial Sarahs team, of riders from four different schools, were the fastest but they were not eligible for a medal as they were from different schools.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Here is a wonderful opportunity for children to interact with writers and illustrators from around New Zealand at the Storylines Childrens Literature Family Day

Here is a wonderful opportunity for children to interact with writers and illustrators from around New Zealand at the Storylines Childrens Literature Family Day. We have included a programme of events which should appeal to children of all ages, from pre-school right up to young people in their late teens, as well as adults who enjoy author talks and writers workshops. There will be theatrical performances by high school students, workshops for budding poets and writers, art workshops, nature workshops, fashion, stories and talks, plus the usual fun of face-painting and craft activities. With a sausage sizzle and popcorn stand thrown in, its the perfect day out for the family. Weve even had people bring birthday party groups along in previous years, as the entertainments all laid on free! A copy of the bios is attached.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Perseverance, Excellence, Respect and Kindness

Many examples of Balmacewen students displaying our school values with added inspiration from the New Zealand Olympic team.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016

Music news

Well done to all those who are still attending their music lessons regularly. Your music badges have been ordered and will be given out next term.

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2016